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Oral history interview with Alexander Calder, 1971 October 26

view Oral history interview with Alexander Calder, 1971 October 26 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-
Subject:
Luks, George Benjamin
Robinson, Boardman
Sloan, John French
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Physical Description:
Transcript: 27 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 3 min. This transcript has been corrected and edited at the Calder Foundation by Alexander S.C. Rower.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
Interview of Alexander Calder conducted 1971 October 26, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Calder speaks of his studies in engineering at the Stevens Institute; his instructors at the Art Students League including George Luks, Boardman Robinson, and John Sloan; working in Paris; performances of his CIRCUS; artists in Paris in the late 1920s; his materials; his use of color and water; motorized sculpture; commissions; and his interest in works by Constantin Brancusi, Jean Arp, and Alberto Giacometti.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Alexander Calder, 1971 October 26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript available on line.
Funding:
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Alexander Calder (1898-1976) was a sculptor from New York, New York.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Interviews
Sculptors
Sculpture
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12226
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212078
AAA_collcode_calder71
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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